Some of the newer programmers (and even some of the more experienced ones) may be confused as to where to get an IDE / compiler for one or more languages.
Microsoft provides free IDEs for each of their languages under the .Net platform, in a more lightweight form than the commercial standard. These are excellent for hobbyist developers, such as myself.
You can find out more and download these IDEs / compilers HERE
IC#Code also provides a free open source IDE called #develop, and a couple of free libraries for Visual Basic .Net and C# .Net. You can take a look at #develop and other related projects HERE
I'm going to mention some IDEs that I've used from personal experience.
is definitely my favourite so far. It offers support for Dev-C++ and Microsoft VC++ project files, and has support for many different compilers. It also has default profiles for third-party libraries (especially in 3D development) such as Irrlicht and Ogre 3D, as well as a GUI builder for the wxWidgets GUI library. You can view features and download CodeBlocks HERE
is one of the more commonly used free IDEs that I've heard of, even though it's rather old and isn't updated any more. It's a pretty standard IDE, and it works, so that's what counts I guess.
You may also use Microsoft's Visual C++ Express IDE, as it has support for standard C++ as well as "managed" C++.
For Java, another few IDEs that I've used from personal experience and liked.
is a modular IDE that focuses around Java, but it is extremely modular, meaning there are plugins allowing for different language profiles. Eclipse can be used for anything from Java to C++ to PHP.
is the free IDE offered by Sun which also has support for languages like C++ (though it is often harder to set up than Eclipse). The only real feature I liked about Netbeans was its GUI builder, but I guess its always a matter of personal preference.
is a lightweight IDE that is nice for developing Java software. Recommended by Slashshot007.
- Free IDE for Object Pascal
- Notepad++, decent, pluggable and free syntax highlighting text editor.
- Same deal as Notepad++.
Any more IDEs?
Just post or message me and I'll add some FREE
IDEs to the list on request.